Awards and Prizes for NGOs and Individuals around the World

Here is a list of the awards and prizes offered by various international, national, governmental and inter-governmental agencies around the world.

Solar E-Waste Challenge: A Program to Support Innovations in Off-grid Solar E-waste Management

Deadline: 15 May 2019 The Global LEAP Solar E-Waste Challenge will make $1 million in grant funding available to companies with innovative approaches to e-waste management in the off-grid solar sector in sub-Saharan Africa, which includes solar lanterns, solar home systems (SHSs), and solar-powered appliances at their end-of-life. Grant funding is available for recycling and e-waste management companies who work with (or plan to work with) the off-grid solar sector operating across … [Read more...]

Her Abilities Award to Honour the Achievements of Women with Disabilities

Deadline: 21 June 2019 Nominations are open for the Her Abilities Award which is the first global award honouring the achievements of women with disabilities. Her Abilities was launched by Light for the World to honour women with disabilities who achieved greatness in their life or field of work. Categories Her Abilities will award the achievements of women with disabilities globally from the following three categories: Health & Education: Women with disabilities from the … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for European Cultural Tourism Network Award 2019

Deadline: 1 July 2019 Nominations are open for European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN) Award to enhance the visibility of European cultural tourism destinations, create a platform for sharing experience and knowledge and promotes networking between destinations. The 2019 overall theme is based mainly on the Interreg Europe CHRISTA Project (Culture and Heritage for Responsible, Innovative and Sustainable Tourism Actions), initiated by ECTN with 9 partner destinations and ECTN as advisory … [Read more...]

Excellence Award for Civil Society Organizations for Egyptian NGOs and Associations

Deadline: 5 May 2019 Nominations are open for Excellence Award for Civil Society Organizations with an aim to support the development of the NGO sector and providing ways to raise their professional and administrative capacities. It also encourages innovation and raising the role of NGOs to private sector institutions to support serious projects in the field of development in order to contribute to finding solutions to problems. Community: The Excellence Award is an annual award. … [Read more...]

2019 Community Builder Award to Celebrate Collaborative Leadership in American Muslim Community in the U.S.

Deadline: 1 May 2019 The El-Hibri Foundation has announced a Community Builder Award to celebrate collaborative leadership within the American Muslim community. These leaders have successfully mobilized American Muslim communities, promoted inclusion, and developed resources and collaborative relationships necessary for catalyzing positive social change. They believe community building is working across difference to foster relationships, trust, and respect in order to build resilience and … [Read more...]

2019 El-Hibri Foundation’s Fearless Ally Award in U.S.

Deadline: 1 May 2019 El-Hibri Foundation is seeking applications for its Fearless Ally Award 2019 to recognize allies to American Muslim communities who have: Demonstrated outstanding courage in challenging Islamophobia by using their power, privilege, and platforms to promote inclusion in the face of significant constraints or personal risk; Promoted greater mutual understanding and respect between communities; Made significant contributions to promoting the rights and wellbeing … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2019 Takeda Young Entrepreneurship Award

Deadline: 28 June 2019 Nominations are open for 2019 Takeda Young Entrepreneurship Award that will be given to the individuals who are pursuing the most creative and promising projects with a high potential for enhancing the well being of people at the site. The Award targets young entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial individuals who challenge technological or social needs in the real world. The Takeda Foundation believes that the challenging activities of young individuals trying to address … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Peace Education Prize in the United States

Deadline: 1 May 2019 The El-Hibri Foundation is seeking nominations to award an annual $40,000 Peace Education Prize to individuals who have dedicated their lives to building inclusive communities in the United States and building the capacity of others to create positive social change. The prize is intended to celebrate and encourage individuals who embody the principles of peace, justice, and inclusion. The Foundation defines peace education broadly. In their view, it encompasses a … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize

Deadline: 31 October 2019 The sixth edition of the UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers has opened the call for nominations. The prize is awarded every two years and it recognizes initiatives that contribute to improving educational practices around the world, with priority given to developing countries and to marginalized and disadvantaged communities. The winners are selected by an International … [Read more...]

UNESCO Kalinga Prize 2019: Bridging the Gap between Science and Society

Deadline: 31 May 2019 UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science is inviting applications to reward exceptional contributions made by individuals in communicating science to society and promoting the popularization of science. By bridging the gap between science and society the benefits of scientific knowledge can be used to improve daily lives, empower people and find solutions to global, regional and local challenges. The prize is awarded to persons who have had a … [Read more...]

Spencer Foundation inviting Lyle Spencer Research Awards to Transform Education

Deadline: 22 May 2019 Spencer Foundation is inviting applicants for its Lyle Spencer Research Awards to support to intellectually ambitious research projects oriented to improving the practice of education. Funding Information The Budgets between $525,000 and $1 million and project durations of up to five years. Eligibility Criteria Proposals to the Lyle Spencer Research Awards must be for academic research projects that aim to study education. Proposals for activities other … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 12th Hiyoshi Environmental Awards 2019 – India

Deadline: 20 June 2019 Hiyoshi India Ecological Services Private Limited has announced its 12th Hiyoshi Environmental Awards 2019 to recognize the novel and innovative research in the field of environmental conservation and protection. In this connection Hiyoshi Corporation, Japan offers environmental in the scientific research and application in the areas of environmental conservation and protection. Award Categories Hiyoshi Environmental Award Annual prestigious award for … [Read more...]

Call for Nominations: 2020 Millennium Technology Prize

Deadline: 31 July 2019 The Technology Academy Finland (TAF) is currently seeking nominations for its Millennium Technology Prize 2019. The Prize is Finland’s tribute to innovations for a better life. The Millennium Technology Prize highlights the extensive impact of science and innovations on the well-being of society. The Prize is one million euros, and it is awarded every two years by Technology Academy Finland (TAF). The Millennium Technology Prize, first awarded in 2004, was … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Green Alley Award 2019

Deadline: 25 June 2019 Nominations are open for Green Alley Award 2019 for startups and entrepreneurs in the circular economy. The Awards mission is to turn the linear into a circular economy and transform the waste and recycling industry as they  know it today. A committee of experts will then analyse their pitch deck and the six finalists will be announced in September. Prizes An all-day event in Berlin provides great networking and learning opportunities, and the big pitch … [Read more...]

Antipode Foundation Seeking Applications for International Workshop Awards

Deadline: 31 May 2019 The Antipode Foundation is seeking applications for its International Workshop Awards to support radical geographers holding events (including conferences, workshops, seminar series, summer schools and action research meetings) that further radical analyses of geographical issues and engender the development of a new and better society. The Antipode Foundation will explicitly privilege applicants and initiatives from historically under-represented groups, regions, … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Resilient Australia Awards

Deadline: 17 May 2019 Applications are open for the 'Resilient Australia Awards' to celebrate initiatives that build whole of community resilience to disasters and emergencies around Australia, as well as images capturing resilience in action. The awards recognize collaboration and innovative thinking across all sectors. The Resilient Australia Awards is proudly sponsored by the Australian Government in partnership with the states and territories and managed by the Australian Institute for … [Read more...]

BBVA Foundation inviting Biophilia Award for Environmental Communication

Deadline: 30 May 2019 BBVA Foundation is inviting applicants for its Biophilia Award for Environmental Communication to recognize the work of professionals and organizations in any country that have contributed exceptionally to improving public understanding and awareness of ecological issues, through the dissemination of scientific knowledge and by opening up new perspectives on nature from any disciplinary angle. Award Information One annual award will be given comprising 100,000 … [Read more...]

Fortune India “40 Under 40” nominations for Brightest Young Entrepreneurs and Professionals

Deadline: 20 April 2019 Fortune India is looking for young achievers who have done remarkable, impactful work in the field of business. It is that time of the year when they begin preparations for the annual Fortune India 40 Under 40 list featuring some of India’s brightest young entrepreneurs and professionals. This is an opportunity for applicants to nominate themselves or someone they know for doing remarkable, impactful work in the field of business and be a part of the coveted 40 … [Read more...]

Submit Applications for 2019 FRIDA Awards

Deadline: 15 May 2019 The Regional Fund for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean (FRIDA) is seeking applications for its 2019 Awards to recognize innovative technological solutions with proven social impact in Latin America and the Caribbean. Award Information The FRIDA Award consists of a financial contribution of US $ 5,000 plus a scholarship for a representative of the winning project to participate in the Internet Governance Forum 2019 to be held in Berlin, … [Read more...]

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award: Creating Spirit of Human Creativity in the Sports Field

Deadline: 31 August 2019 The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Sports Innovation invites individuals, teams and institutions who are creative in their work and whose achievements are a model that contributes to creating a spirit of human creativity in the sports field. Participate in this unique creations to compete for the award in the 11th session of 2019 for the works achieved during the period 01/09 / 2018 until 31/08/2020. Each candidate is entitled to stand for only one … [Read more...]